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How stupid people really are...

The latest poll indicates that 72 percent of the American public believes we should withdraw economic aid from Nicaragua. Of those who expressed this opinion, 28% thought Nicaragua was in Central Asia, 18% thought it was an island near New Zealand, and 27.4% believed that Africans should help themselves, obviously confusing Nicaragua with Nigeria. Moreover, of those polled, 61% did not know that we give economic aid to Nicaragua, and 23% did not know what economic aid was.

    Neil Postman, quoted from Amusing Ourselves to Death
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